News18 Afternoon Digest: After HC’s Order, Suvendu Reaches Sandeshkhali; PM Modi In Jammu & Top Stories

Last Updated: February 20, 2024, 12:45 IST

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari will visit Sandeshkhali with a few MLAs today. (File Image: PTI)

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Hello readers, today’s afternoon digest brings you the latest stories: Sandeshkhali Row: After HC’s Order, Suvendu Adhikari Reaches Strife-Torn Region | Updates; Modi in Jammu LIVE: PM Launches Multiple Projects Worth Rs 30,500 Cr, & other top stories.

Sandeshkhali Row: After HC’s Order, Suvendu Adhikari Reaches Strife-Torn Region | Updates

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday allowed BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari to visit the strife-torn Sandeshkhali after police stopped him from entering the region earlier in the day. The bench headed by Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam noted that the conditions put by the single Judge bench on Monday are “stringent” and its order is “well reasoned”. Updates HERE

Modi in Jammu LIVE: PM Launches Multiple Projects Worth Rs 30,500 Cr; AIIMS, IIM, E-way from Delhi to Katra Among Others in Focus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Jammu on Tuesday (February 20), where he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects, including for education, railway, aviation and road sectors, worth Rs 30,500 crore. He is also set to address a public rally at Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu, for which a multi-tier security setup has been put in place. LIVE Updates HERE

Chandigarh Mayoral Poll: SC To See ‘Defaced’ Ballot Papers, Video Recording of Counting Today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will examine the ballot papers of the Chandigarh mayoral poll and video recording of the counting process following the contentious victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Voicing its deep concern over “horse-trading”, the top court said instead of ordering fresh polls, it may consider declaration of results on the basis of votes already cast. READ MORE

Corpse of Russian Pilot Who Defected to Ukraine Found inside Garage in Spain Riddled with Bullets

A Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine with his helicopter last year was found dead in an underground garage in Spain last week, his body riddled with bullets, Ukrainian and Spanish media reported on Monday. Spain’s state news agency EFE reported that a body found on Feb 13 in the town of Villajoyosa, near Alicante in southern Spain, belonged to pilot Maxim Kuzminov, who had landed in Ukraine with his Mi-8 helicopter last August. READ MORE

‘Yashasvi Jaiswal Learnt From Upbringing, Not You’: Nasser Hussain Schools Ben Duckett After Bizarre Claim

Ben Duckett had raised eyebrows after claiming that England should be credited in part for India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal’s attacking hundred on the third day of the Rajkot Test. Duckett said England’s aggression with the bat in Test cricket has forced their opponents to play differently. READ MORE

Rituraj Singh, Varun Dhawan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania Co-Star, Passes Away Due To Cardiac Arrest

Actor Rituraj Singh passed away on Tuesday, February 20. As reported by ETimes, the actor was suffering from some pancreatic disease and was hospitalised recently after he faced a cardiac arrest. However, he passed away on Tuesday at the age of 59. Rituraj’s close friend Amit Bhel confirmed the news of his death and told the entertainment portal, “Yes he passed away due to cardiac arrest. READ MORE

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